USM vs Houston 12-1-06
Football vs UAB
Football vs Memphis
Southern Miss 19, UCF 14 - 9/26/06
Southern Miss 45, SE Louisiana 0 - Sept. 9, 2006
A two-year starter in the defensive secondary at the rover position ... A defensive playmaker, who will be counted on for leadership ... Named to the Chuck Bednarik Award "Watch List" for the top defensive player in the college football ... One of the team's hardest hitters and is one of the fastest players on the team ... Very athletic ... Two-time All-Conference USA, third team in 2006 by the Coaches and Media and second team in 2005 ...Finished as the team's second leading tackler ... Led the team in forced fumbles ... No. 7 in C-USA in forced fumbles ... Named Defensive Player of the Week twice by the coaching staff against Southeastern Louisiana (9/9) and Virginia Tech (10/21) ...Named Special Teams Player of the Week against NC State (9/16) ... Tabbed as one of five permanent team captains by his teammates for the season; the only player who was not a senior to earn that distinction ... President's List ... Conference USA Academic Medalist ... 2007 Preseason Honors: Named All-Conference USA by Athlon Sports (first team), CBSSportline.com (first team), CollegeFootballNews.com (first team), C-USA Coaches (first team), Lindy's (first team), Phil Steele's (first team) and The Sporting News (first team) ... Named No. 22 on top 43 strong safeties in the nation by Phil Steele's ... 2007 GMAC Bowl: Registered three tackles, including two solo stops ... Notched one pass breakup ... 2006 (Jr.): Started in all 14 games, playing on 690 snaps ... Notched a season-high 12 tackles at Memphis (11/5), including 10 solo stops ... Tallied nine-tackle games against UCF (9/26) and Tulsa (10/3) ... His UCF output included eight solo tackles ... Added a pair of sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss ... His three forced fumbles came in the opening two contests of the season ... His first was against Florida (9/2) ... His other two came the following week against Southeastern Louisiana (9/9) ... Also picked off a pair of passes, one at Florida (9/2) and one at Virginia Tech (10/21) ...Notched two pass breakups ... Returned 19 kickoffs for 401 yards during the year for a 21.1 yard per return average ... That number ranked No. 67 in the country and No. 7 in Conference USA ... His longest return of the campaign was 49 yards against NC State (9/16) ... 2006 Preseason Honors: Named All-Conference USA by Athlon Sports (first team), Lindy's (second team) and Phil Steele's (second team) ... Ranked No. 18 strong safety by Phil Steele's ... 2005 New Orleans Bowl: Finished with seven tackles (five solos, two assists) in the New Orleans Bowl against Arkansas State (12/20) ... 2005 (So.): Named a sophomore All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com...Started all 12 games ... Finished as the team's third leading tackler with 88 (59 solos, 29 assists) ... Tied for the team lead with four interceptions ... Posted interceptions against East Carolina (10/1), UCF (10/15), Marshall (11/8) and Memphis (11/19) ... Also had a sack, half tackle for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and five pass breakups on the season ... Caught a pass for 14 yards from Luke Johnson on a fourth-down play against Memphis (11/19) ... Finished with a career-high 15 tackles (seven solos, eight assists) against Marshall (11/8), adding a pass breakup and interception in the game ... Added 12 total tackles (eight solos, four assists) against Tulsa (10/8), also finishing with a pass breakup ... Had 11 total tackles (eight solos, three assists) against N.C. State (10/29), also finishing with a half tackle for loss and a pass breakup ... Added nine tackles (six solos, three assists) against UCF (10/15), also forcing a fumble and intercepting a pass ... Against UAB (10/21), finished with eight tackles (five solos, three assists), while also recording his first career sack ... Recorded seven tackles (four assists, three assists) against Houston, also recovering a fumble and breaking up two passes ... Posted six tackles (five solos, one assist) against East Carolina (10/1), also finishing with a forced fumble and an interception ...Finished with five solo tackles against Memphis (11/19) ... 2004 (Fr.): Played in nine games ... Saw action in more than 125 plays, including a season-best 20 snaps against UAB (11/27) ... Finished the season with six total tackles (four solos, two assists) ...Had a season-high, two-tackle (one solo, one assist) performance against Memphis ... Posted solo tackles against East Carolina, UAB and Cal (12/4) ... Forced a fumble at TCU (11/20) ... Prep: Played for Coach Perry Wheat at Perry Central High School ... Rushed for 1,566 yards and scored 22 touchdowns on 171 carries, an average of 9.2 yards a carry ... Also passed for 365 yards on 19-of-41 and had 285 receiving yards and 240 kick return yards ... Defensively, he had 139 tackles and one interception ... Team finished 7-5 and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs ... Selected First-Team All-State Class 2A by the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Co-MVP of District 8-2A ... Named to the Hattiesburg American and WDAM's All-Area teams ... Magnolia Preps Top 30 in state of Mississippi ... Named Mr. Perry Central ... Also played basketball and runs track ... The Clarion-Ledger Top 40 ... Two-star (5.2) rating by rivals.com ... Personal: Son of Leonard and Kim Sumrall ... Majoring in coaching and sport administration ... Born July 15, 1986.
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